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Happy Snail Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is an ideal base for looking around. Close to MRT. Free toast and peanut butter/Nutella; wifi and washing facilities to use. I didn't make any friends here - but I think that's maybe down to luck , and who else happens to be around at the time.

Thank Piggy2k15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beds are comfy, although the aircon was on for 3 days and it didn't get any colder. Free toast, peanut butter, and nutella is great. There's free water, but only a small jug that runs out quickly. Lots of information about the city on the walls. Washing machine for $6. Wi-Fi is very strong. It's very busy in the...

Thank nadia643
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Happy Snail is a good backpacker place as it was one of the cheapest options I found, there is free all day breakfast (Nutella and peanut butter toast), and they can sell you tourist attraction tickets at a lower than retail cost. The hostel itself is kind of small, and there isn't much space for hanging out so the atmosphere...

Thank Lindsay L
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel has a positive vibe and caters well for the typical backpacker who wants to take in Singapore sights. A late arrival system is available, upon request, for those checking in late whilst the staff are attentive when working reception. Rooms are basic but have decent sized lockers and lights near beds. Two wet rooms (including showers, sinks and...

Thank callcrookie
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It's a cozy place. I'm not going to say it was my favorite hostel ever, because it certainly wasn't, but it was good nevertheless. The location isn't necessarily to die for but that might just be because Singapore isn't really a walkable city as is most of the other major cities in SE Asia. It does have a gigantic food...

Thank Brandon A
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 4 January 2017

To start off with the positive, the free bread, jam, peanut butter, Nutella, tea, and coffee was great. The place was clean and and provided free wifi. However the negative relates to the service and atmosphere in the hostel. The hostel is ran by volunteers who work for free housing. There is no actually paid employees. On the day of...

Thank Lcorinnec
HappySnailHostel, Manager at Happy Snail Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, our reception is open until 3 pm only. It is clearly stated in the hostelworld website to write us in advance so that we can send u late check in instructions. Also, there is a sign outside the door to call us in case u cannot go in so that we can give u the instructions to go in....

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I love everything about this place. In fact, I am lost of words describing how wonderful the place is. I booked for a "two night stay" but I wanted to stay longer so I extended my stay to another two nights. This is where I'll stay the next time I visit Singapore. See you there! -Krizia

Thank letustraveltheworld
Jodhpur, India
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We spent a week at Happy Snail, a great place to stay in Singapore. The price was right, the place well located, very clean and the free all day breakfast a sure winner. The wifi was excellent, the walls are covered with useful information and there is a fridge that guests can use that also has sodas and water for...

Thank TravellingYuri
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The only issue we had with this hostel was the fact that nobody was here when we arrived. This was because the absolute gent of an owner was out buying the complimentary peanut butter and jam for us as he knew 5 young travelers were about to arrive for a few days and he wanted us to be happy. To...

1Thank benenthornton
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a great place to stay with friends and alone too. Its all day - free flow of bread, fruit jams, peanut butter & even butter are the source of energy for me and my friends during our stay! We practically are free to do almost anything we do in our own house independently (of course within the terms...

Thank Dianna A

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Address: Block 147 Silat Avenue #01-32, Singapore 160147, Singapore
Region: Singapore > Singapore
Number of rooms: 3
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“Clean and close to activities/tourist sites”
Lcorinnec, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“happy hostel”
gmuhlenberg, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“just any is fine”
430pamb, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Book in advance through the hostel booking websites, and email Mike directly also (the hostel email is connected to his email).”
JimLopez875, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Any room will be fine.”
ienjoytraveling, 17 Aug 2014 | Read review
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